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Laurence Luckinbill


LAURENCE LUCKINBILL toured in solo performances portraying Lyndon Johnson, Clarence Darrow, and Theodore Roosevelt. After graduating from the drama department in 1955, he earned his MFA in playwriting from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. A versatile actor, Luckinbill has won praise for his work on television, stage, and screen. He won the New York Critics Circle Award for his performance in The Memory Bank and was nominated for a Tony for his work in The Shadow Box. His films include starring roles in Such Good Friends, Cocktail, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. On television, he starred in his own ABC series, The Delphi Bureau. As a writer, Luckinbill has contributed to The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and American Theatre Magazine. In 1993, he wrote and co-produced with his wife, Lucy Arnaz, Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie, a two-hour television special that won an Emmy Award. During the Kennedy administration, he served in the US Foreign Service for two years, in Africa and Italy, as director, actor, and lecturer on American Theatre and Culture.

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